University of Chicago Press

Chicago: City on the Make

Catalog Number: 
book, Algren
Date: 
1987
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Introduction / by Studs Terkel -- The hustlers -- Are you a Christian? -- The silver-colored yesterday -- Love is for barflies -- Bright faces opf tomorrow -- No more giants -- Nobody knows where O'Connor went -- Afterword : the people of these parts : a survey of modern mid-American letters.
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English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0226013847
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Item Donor: 
John Lavalie

The Best of Mike Royko

Catalog Number: 
book, Royko
Date: 
1999
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"Culled from 7500 columns and spanning four decades, from his early days to his last dispatch, the writings in this collection reflect a radically changing America as seen by a man whose keen sense of justice and humor never faltered."--Jacket.
Language: 
English
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The Sixties -- September 6, 1963 Tavern Gets Taken for a Ride, and a Taxi Driver Mourns -- March 15, 1966 Complete Apology for Overrating the Irish Thirst -- August 8, 1966 T-Shirted Punks Slay a Dragon -- August 16, 1967 Picasso and the Cultural Rebirth of Chicago -- September 14, 1967 It Wasn't Our "Clout" She Stole, But a Counterfeit -- October 27, 1967 Let's Update City's Image -- December 19, 1967 Mary and Joe Chicago-Style -- March 19, 1968 Ghetto Burial for a GI Hero -- April 2, 1968 LBJ Deserved a Better Fate -- April 9, 1968 Million in His Firing Squad -- April 11, 1968 Are You Really a Cubs Fan? -- June 6, 1968 How about Gun as Our Symbol? -- July 8, 1968 He Can Dream, Can't He? -- July 31, 1968 The Accordion vs. The Guitar -- August 28, 1968 Cops Threaten Law and Order -- November 14, 1968 Haggis? Then Try Czernina! -- November 22, 1968 Haggis Eaters Strike Back -- July 17, 1969 He Rockets into the Past -- December 16, 1969 A Jumbo Gripe on Airplanes -- The Seventies -- January 16, 1970 The Kids Tell It Like It Is -- July 20, 1970 A Shovelful of Bad Thinking -- October 22, 1970 Let's All Drink to Bill Goat -- August 20, 1971 Mighty Teddy Still the Champ -- October 25, 1971 The Old Man and the Farm -- February 1, 1972 The Day Slats Fell for a Girl -- April 14, 1972 He's Convinced Archie's Real -- October 25, 1972 Jackie's Debut a Unique Day -- November 1, 1972 Viet Verdict: Mostly Guilty -- November 8, 1973 Bellying Up to Success -- November 23, 1973 Hearty "Hallo" from Greece -- December 10, 1973 A Faceless Man's Plea -- December 11, 1973 The VA Does a Fast Reversal -- May 31, 1974 How This City Really "Works" -- August 9, 1974 Let's Look at Immunity -- December 27, 1974 How to Cure Hangover: First Try Moaning -- September 3, 1975 A Hard Look at Mooching -- October 8, 1975 Poverty Aid, Chicago-Style -- January 7, 1976 Daley Always a Quota Man -- May 5, 1976 Mr. Sinatra Sends a Letter -- June 22, 1976 So, Let's All Pick a Quote -- August 2, 1976 Hefner's Back--Or Wait, Is He? -- December 21, 1976 Daley Embodied Chicago -- February 17, 1977 Why Do Purveyors of Hate Go Untouched? -- July 26, 1977 Image May Change, But City Keeps Its Traditions -- April 19, 1978 Bucking Hard for the Equal Rights Amendment -- July 7, 1978 Don't Let Food Bug You -- August 11, 1978 The Agony of "Victory" -- April 4, 1979 Bossy Cows the Party -- June 13, 1979 John Wayne's True Grit -- September 2, 1979 An Ode to the "Softies" -- October 5, 1979 Thanks to All of You -- November 22, 1979 A November Farewell -- The Eighties -- June 3, 1980 A Poll Cut on the Bias -- June 27, 1980 Demolition Derby -- November 18, 1980 Time Weakens the Bond -- January 20, 1981 Epitaph for Jimmy -- March 17, 1981 These Feet Are Made for Nothing -- May 13, 1981 Algren's Golden Pen -- May 15, 1981 Dear God: Why? -- July 30, 1981 A Pact of Cherish -- November 22, 1981 Mike Royko--High-Rise Man -- March 7, 1982 My Belushi Pals -- March 16, 1982 Don't Write Off Belushi -- April 11, 1982 Survival Talk Stinks -- February 23, 1983 Give Washington Break -- November 2, 1983 Halas: A Classic of Grit -- January 12, 1984 In Alien's Tongue, "I Quit" Is "Vacation" -- March 2, 1984 A GOP Function Flush with Luxuries -- March 9, 1984 Slats Mistakes GOP for GOD -- September 17, 1985 A Grave Report from Medicare -- October 17, 1985 If This Isn't Danger, What Is? -- November 14, 1985 Abused Baby 1, System a Big 0 -- December 24, 1985 A Lovely Couple, Bound with Love -- January 29, 1986 These Seven Were Special People -- February 11, 1986 Sorry, Reggie, You Struck Out -- June 23, 1987 Fred Astaire Was a Class Act until the End -- July 9, 1987 A True Hero Puts North to the Test -- June 27, 1988 When "Prix Fixe" Is Hard to Swallow -- August 9, 1988 Cubs Park Wasn't Always Like This -- October 5, 1988 Shopping Isn't Everyone's Bag -- December 20, 1988 Daley the Elder and Daley the Younger -- August 15, 1989 Woodstock Was Just a Muddy Memory -- The Nineties -- March 16, 1990 Why Be a Writer? Think of Your Feet -- June 1, 1990 A None Rub of Sorts for Ditzy Word Jocks -- June 13, 1990 Flag Foes Show No Real Burning Desire -- July 12, 1990 Message on AIDS Gets Lost in Poster -- March 12, 1991 Kuwait's Future Brighter Than Ours -- March 19, 1991 Ticket to Good Life Punched with Pain -- April 23, 1991 It Didn't Take Long to Lose Euphoria -- July 17, 1991 Sensitivity Pops Up in the Unlikeliest Place -- December 26, 1991 David Duke Has a Partner in Slime -- September 23, 1992 Next Time, Dan, Take Aim at Arnold -- November 27, 1992 He Could Fill Book with Pithy Phrases -- December 1, 1992 Parents, Not Cash, Can Enrich a School -- December 3, 1992 Old Story Is News to Baby Boomers -- October 7, 1993 A City in Full-Court Depression -- November 30, 1993 Politically Incorrect, But Right on Target -- February 1, 1994 We Love Her, We Love Her Not, We Love -- March 9, 1994 Whitewater Almost Too Far Out There -- June 29, 1994 EEOC Is Lacking in Wisdom Teeth -- August 30, 1994 Not His Kind of Photog, Ferguson Is -- January 26, 1995 Don't Bet on a Guilty Verdict for O.J. -- February 24, 1995 Horrors of the Past Are G-Rated Today -- October 17, 1995 Look, Up in the Sky, It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Mike! -- October 18, 1995 Eloquence and Gall on Washington Mall -- January 26, 1996 And It's One, Two, Three Strikes ... You're Sued -- April 10, 1996 Rostenkowski's Sin Was Not Changing with the Times -- May 16, 1996 Clinton's Big Lead Easily Explained in Age of Indulgence -- January 10, 1997 Arrghh! Disney Walks the Plank for Politically Correct -- March 21, 1997 It Was Wrigley, Not Some Goat, Who Cursed the Cubs.
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0226730719
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Chicago: a Biography

Catalog Number: 
book,Pacyga
Date: 
2009
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"Chicago traces the city's storied past, from the explorations of Joliet and Marquette in 1673 to the new wave of urban pioneers today. The city's great industrialists, reformers, and politicians - and, indeed, the many not-so-great and downright notorious - animate this book, from Al Capone and Jane Addams to Mayor Richard J. Daley."--Inside jacket.
Language: 
English
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1. Location, location, location. The French -- Point de Sable and the coming of the Americans -- The Yankees, the canal, and the railroads -- Ethnic diversity -- Lake Street that great street -- 2. Emporium of the West. Early industry -- Growth problems -- The threat of war -- The Civil War -- The wartime economy -- The industrial new age -- The new relationship between workers and owners -- 3. The era of urban chaos. A wooden immigrant city on the prairie -- The great Chicago fire -- The clash between labor and capital -- The capital of radicalism -- Haymarket -- The Loop: a dark vision of the future -- The levee -- 4. Reacting to chaos: Pullman, the west side, and the Loop. The west side: the communal response -- The elite response: George Pullman -- The middle-class reform response: Jane Addams -- The Loop: an architectural response -- The Columbian exposition -- Paradise lost: the Pullman strike -- 5. The progressive and not so progressive city. The continued clash of social classes -- Chicago's progressive politics -- The progressive accomplishment -- Green spaces for the poor and great plans -- The problem of housing the poor -- Big Bill Thompson and the end of progressivism -- 6. The immigrant capital and World War I. Immigrant city -- World War I -- Poison, hysteria, politics, and ethnic conflict -- World War I and the labor movement -- The great migration -- 1919: annus mirabilis -- 7. Twentieth-century metropolis. The attack on immigrants -- The bungalow and the new ethnic metropolis -- Black metropolis -- Popular culture -- The automobile -- Gangland -- 8. Years of crises: depression and war. Unemployment -- Anton Cermak and the birth of the democratic machine -- Kelly-Nash: a new democratic day -- The urge to organize: neighborhoods -- The urge to organize: labor -- World War II: emporium of the United Nations -- 9. Chicago after the war: changing times. The postwar Democrats -- The problem of race -- Englewood: Angeline Jackson's neighborhood -- Ted Swigon's back of the yards: a shifting landscape -- Reaction to change -- Arguing over urban renewal -- Violence: the murder of Alvin Palmer -- Postwar suburbs -- Deindustrialization: the stockyards -- 10. Daley's city. Building the modern city: public housing and expressways -- Daley's prime -- Black Chicago -- 1968: the whole world is watching -- 11. Apocalypse "now" or regeneration? The tragedy of Michael Bilandic -- Deindustrialization: phase two -- Seeds of a new Loop -- Jane Byrne and the politics of angst -- 1983: It's Harold! -- The second Daley -- Shifts in the economy and immigration -- Still the city of immigrants -- A city transformed? race and class in the global city -- Transforming Chicago and America.
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0226644316
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John Lavalie

Forever Open, Clear, and Free: the Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront

Catalog Number: 
book, Wille
Date: 
1991
Edition: 
2nd
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Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch natives and visitors alike with their brisk winds, shady trees, sandy beaches, and rolling waves. Like most good things, the protection of the lakefront parks didn't come easy, and this book chronicles the hard-fought and never-ending battles Chicago citizens have waged to keep them "forever open, clear, and free." Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, Wille's book tells how Chicago's lakefront has survived a century of development. The story serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and parks. "A thoroughly fascinating and well-documented narrative which draws the reader into the sights, smells and sounds of Chicago's story. . . . Everyone who cares about the development of land and its conservation will benefit from reading Miss Wille's book."--Daniel J. Shannon, Architectural Forum "Not only good reading, it is also a splendid example of how to equip concerned citizens for their necessary participation in the politics of planning and a more livable environment."--Library Journal
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English
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9780226898728
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Slaughterhouse

Location

940 W. Exchange Ave.
60609 Chicago, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Pacyga, Dominic
Date: 
2015
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"Slaughterhouse tells the story of the Union Stock Yard, chronicling the rise and fall of an industrial district that, for better or worse, defined Chicago for decades." *
Language: 
English
Notes: 
*Abstract taken from inside jacket cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780226123097
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Item Donor: 
William Lavalie